News archive from 26 September 2014

First Calder Valley NHS debate took place in Brighouse

First Calder Valley NHS debate took place in Brighouse

The first of four debates by political candidates competing for the Calder Valley Parliamentary seat took place at Brighouse High Sixth Form this evening (Thursday). The incumbent Conservative MP Craig Whittaker, Liberal Democrat Parliamentary...

 
MPs poised to vote for third campaign of military action in Iraq

MPs poised to vote for third campaign of military action in Iraq

Wary British MPs are expected to back military action in Iraq, as part of a daunting mission to destroy Islamic State (Isis) that the defence secretary Michael Fallon said could endure for as long as two to three years. The Commons motion, agreed...

Guardian, 00:01 in Politics
 
Rise in children passing literacy benchmarks as phonics method pays off

Rise in children passing literacy benchmarks as phonics method pays off

The embrace of phonics to teach the youngest primary school pupils to read appears to be paying dividends after new figures showed a rise in the number of pupils passing the government’s benchmarks for literacy in the first and second years of formal...

Guardian, 00:01 in Politics
 
First Calder Valley NHS debate took place in Brighouse

First Calder Valley NHS debate took place in Brighouse

The first of four debates by political candidates competing for the Calder Valley Parliamentary seat took place at Brighouse High Sixth Form this evening (Thursday). The incumbent Conservative MP Craig Whittaker, Liberal Democrat Parliamentary...

 

Tony Blair named top gay icon Gay Times

Tony Blair has been recognised as one of the top "gay icons' of the past three decades by the Gay Times in recognition of his work for gay rights. Mr Blair was named alongside Boy George, Sir Ian McKellen and Barbra Streisand as part of the...

Metro, 00:03 in Hot News
 
Soccer Lines: Routledge extends Swans contract, Chamakh back and more...

Soccer Lines: Routledge extends Swans contract, Chamakh back and more...

Boss Oscar Garcia was back at Watford's training ground yesterday, four days after his release from hospital following chest pains, while defender Gabriel Tamas, 30, is set to miss the rest of the season with a serious knee injury. Leyton Orient are...

Daily Star, 00:04 in Sport
 
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers backs Mario Balotelli to be world class at Anfield

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers backs Mario Balotelli to be world class at Anfield

The Kop boss reckons the Italy striker is not at that level yet, but reckons he can make him into a world-class striker - just as he did with Luis Suarez. Rodgers said: "I think Mario is potentially world class. "World class is about being...

Daily Star, 00:04 in Sport
 
Rory McIlroy hits back Phil Mickelson by mocking FBI investigation on insider trading

Rory McIlroy hits back Phil Mickelson by mocking FBI investigation on insider trading

Mickelson attempted to wind up the world No.1 this week with a dig at his ongoing court battle involving European team-mate Graeme McDowell. But the Northern Irish duo spiced things up even further when they came face-to-face with Mickelson at...

Daily Star, 00:04 in Sport
 
Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert already looking at January transfer targets

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert already looking at January transfer targets

It is further proof that owner Randy Lerner will keep hold of Aston Villa for the time being. The Scot has held provisional talks with chief executive Tom Fox as chairman Lerner adopts a more active approach. The American watched his first game at...

Daily Star, 00:04 in Sport
 
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino wants Arsene Wenger style dynasty at White Hart Lane

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino wants Arsene Wenger style dynasty at White Hart Lane

Pochettino is the 11th manager Spurs have tried in the 18 years Wenger has been at Arsenal. The Argentine only arrived in the summer but knows that victory in his first north London derby tomorrow could be the perfect launchpad for his own big plans....

Daily Star, 00:04 in Sport
 
Everton carry Merseyside wounds admits Roberto Martinez

Everton carry Merseyside wounds admits Roberto Martinez

The Toffees have not won at Liverpool's Anfield home in 15 years with last season's 4-0 trouncing their heaviest in that time. Their last win in front of the Kop was a 1-0 victory on September 27, 1999. And with tomorrow's clash falling on the exact...

Daily Star, 00:04 in Sport
 
Woodsy's Wagers: Our man David Woods brings you all the football betting tips

Woodsy's Wagers: Our man David Woods brings you all the football betting tips

The Blues are 16-5 to win their first away derby win for 15 years but have only scored only five goals in their last 12 Premier League in this fixture and their defensive deficiencies this term are well documented. Everton have scored at least two...

Daily Star, 00:04 in Sport
 
West Ham sensation Enner Valencia encouraged to join Hammers after watching Green Street

West Ham sensation Enner Valencia encouraged to join Hammers after watching Green Street

Ecuador star Valencia, who is nicknamed Superman, used to milk cows on his dad's farm to earn enough money to buy his first pair of boots. But he quit Mexican club Pachuca to sign for the Hammers in a £12m summer move partly because he feared to walk...

Daily Star, 00:04 in Sport
 
Southampton players BEGGED for training so boss Ronald Koeman cancels day off

Southampton players BEGGED for training so boss Ronald Koeman cancels day off

The Saints boss had planned to reward his stars for their efforts in Tuesday's 2-1 Capital One Cup triumph at Arsenal with a well-earned break. But he was stunned when skipper Jose Fonte told him the players wanted to be put through their paces at the...

Daily Star, 00:04 in Sport
 
Let battle commence as Europe and USA go head-to-head in Ryder Cup

Let battle commence as Europe and USA go head-to-head in Ryder Cup

The 2014 Ryder Cup will begin this morning and the normally tranquil Perthshire glen of the Ochil Hills in Scotland won't know what's hit it. The resort of Gleneagles is no stranger to golf, of course, having hosted the Scottish Open and other big...

Daily Star, 00:04 in Sport
 


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